Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

LEMONADE REVEALED by Will Chluho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2014

"A relaxing, thoughtful read that would benefit from paying more attention to character and plot rather than philosophical depths."
In his debut novel, Chluho spins a cerebral coming-of-age tale set on a faraway, fictional island in the Pacific. Read full book review >
STRIKE PRICE by L. A. Starks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2014

Starks (13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy, 2006) offers a thriller set in oil country. Read full book review >

TWO RARE BIRDS A LEGACY OF LOVE by Lily Myers Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"A lively, often insightful exploration of the many roles that death can play in life."
A memoir of sisterly conflict and forgiveness, framed by the challenges of terminal illness. Read full book review >
SHATTERED VEIL by Tracy E. Banghart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Part mystery, part romance, part sci-fi, Banghart's fast-paced exploration of loyalty, identity and commitment is entertaining and intriguing."
In Banghart's (Moon Child, 2013, etc.) YA sci-fi novel, love, devotion, ambition and political scheming abound in a not-quite-dystopian future. Read full book review >
The Deja Vu Experiment by J.G. Renato
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"A brief but complex and personal discussion of metaphysical interpretations."
This meditation on metaphysical topics also serves as a tribute to the author's late wife. Read full book review >

CULTURE VS. COPYRIGHT by Anatoly Volynets
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"A detailed, if somewhat idealistic, exploration of art, culture and copyright in the marketplace."
A musing on the philosophy of copyright and the nature of culture, presented mainly as a dialogue among students. Read full book review >
Kokopelli's Thunder by Sean M. Cordry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A dark, engaging fantasy tale. "
In this debut fantasy novel, vengeance drives a deathless witch and her cursed son across the ages in search of the missing pieces of a magical tablet. Read full book review >
GLOBAL ECONOMICS by Victor R. Levine
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A brief but refreshingly broad-minded take on global economics that is invigorated by the tension between capitalism and government."
Levine, a medical doctor and Ph.D. who studies global trends in medicine and economics, explains how the destiny of capitalism means embracing what some mistakenly see as its mortal enemy: government regulation. Read full book review >
ON BECOMING A SWAN by Alice G. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"A memoir about the power of listening by a passionate psychotherapist. "
After surviving an abusive childhood, a Christian woman goes on to become a counselor and psychotherapist in this highly readable memoir. Read full book review >
Abuse & Betrayal by Richard Joseph
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

An autobiographical account of an ugly divorce and the insidious effects of parental alienation. Read full book review >
The Shameless Full Moon, Travels in Africa by Carol Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A tender love letter to the plateau continent. "
Miller, a Mexico-based American journalist, celebrates Africa in this compelling travel memoir. Read full book review >
BOON JUSTER by Garth Hallberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"An urbane think-piece of a novel on alleged moon-landing—and baseball and business and marriage—lies, not to be mistaken for a sci-fi thriller."
Hallberg plants seeds of doubt about the Apollo moon landings in this social satire about a fallen adman's learning an astronaut hero, his deceased baseball teammate from high school, might have held a history-changing secret. Read full book review >